Daylily Haiku Thursday | Don't just walk by...

blowing by - these days
fly by and pass by too fast.
you must take the shot!

This is the daylily H. 'Royal Kaleidoscope.'  It is a unique smoky gray purplish thing.  Any photo I have ever seen does not do it justice.  It pinches and recurves so nicely.  Here are its registration stats: height 28", bloom 6", season MLa, Dormant, Diploid, Fragrant, Lavender and purple reverse bitone with wine purple eyezone and green throat. The parentage is (Trahlyta × (Ra Hansen × Super Purple)) Registered in 1997 by Reinke.  If you dont know what any of that means, stay tuned for the secret decoder ring of daylily registration information... 

I have to share this excerpt from Alice Walker's The Color Purple.  It's purpose here aligns with (and inspired) the haiku and the post title.  Maybe you'll get your copy of this book off the bookshelf, dust it off and enjoy a few pages this weekend.  Earlier this week I caught a glimpse of it on my bookshelf and did just that.

Shug: More than anything God love admiration.
Celie: You saying God is vain?
Shug: No, not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off when you walk by the colour purple in a field and don't notice it.
Celie: You saying it just wanna be loved like it say in the bible?
Shug: Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance, and holla just wanting to be loved. Look at them trees. Notice how the trees do everything people do to get attention... except walk?
[they laugh]
Shug: Oh Miss Celie, I feels like singing!



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